Obama met with the press about the problem we are currently having in the border states:
President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday in Texas about the immigration crisis, urging Congress to approve his request for $3.7 billion in emergency spending.
“The problem here is not a major disagreement around the actions that could be helpful in dealing with the problem. The challenge … is Congress prepared to act to put the resources in place to get this done?” Obama asked during a stop in Dallas.
“Are folks more interested in politics or are they more interested in solving the problem?”
The trip to the Lone Star State includes Democratic Party fundraising events, and after some political squabbling, a meeting with Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who greeted Obama at the airport in Fort Worth after originally declining such an encounter.
They shook hands and then boarded Obama’s helicopter for Dallas, where they met with faith leaders and local officials to discuss options for responding to the influx of young immigrants illegally entering the country.
When asked by a reporter to address those who say he should visit the border to witness the immigration crisis firsthand, the President said he wasn’t interested in photo ops.
“There’s nothing that is taking place down there that I am not intimately aware of and briefed on. This isn’t theater. This is a problem,” he said.
It’s really a sad indictment of the Republican House that even in times of urgent crisis, we can’t expect the teahadists to do the right thing and the President basically has to go in front of cameras and beg them to act. It’s just pathetic. And the worst is yet to come- while Glenn Beck may be heading down there to hand out food and soccer balls and promote himself, I guaran-god-damn-tee it that someone will decide they need to come out to the right of Rick Perry and call him a RINO for asking for federal help. You just know it.
Who will be the first to call any money appropriated to be more wasteful Obama spending?